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Faces Of New Bedford #192: Heather Dextradeur


Meet Heather Dextradeur, 45-year-old Assistant Director at Lifestream and Bridges-To-Faith Coordinator with Better Community Living. Heather got involved with working with the developmentally disabled community when she was 24-years-old, as a student at BCC.

Starting in direct care with Lifestream, she fell in love with her work and has never looked back. She would eventually move on to manage the home she was working in. When she took the position she thought that she would spend her time teaching life skills and things like that, but she has realized how much she has learned from them.

No only does she spend her days working to impact the lives of those developmentally disabled, but she goes home to foster 3 adults who need live-in assistance. She also works with Bridges-to-Faith to help those with mental disabilities to build and foster relationships, no matter the religion they decide to seek.


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  1. Heather is a caring and compassionate person who enjoys people and respects people from all walks of life. Once you become friends with her you are a friend for life. She treats everyone like family. Other than 4 children and 3 live in adults she cares for,she also has a large extended family. She is a mother,grandmother,role model and friend to many others,truly a care giver. My family and I are blessed to have become a part of her life and I thank her for that and all that she does.

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